Why You Should Use A Realtor When Selling Your Home
Selling your home is something you can do on your own, although many people choose to work with a realtor instead of just going through the experience on their own. In fact, nearly 90% of people use a realtor to either buy or sell a home, for multiple reasons.
If you want to avoid hiring a real estate agent to help you sell your home because you don't want to shell out the real estate fees, you may be doing yourself more harm than good. Here are reasons the investment in a realtor is worth it when selling your home.
You can sell your home faster
If you don't use a real estate agent. expect your home to stay on the market for nearly three weeks longer than it will if you use a real estate agent. Or, expect your home to be 20% less likely to sell at all. Your realtor will work hard to help your home sell quickly and as close to the asking price as possible, so you can sell your home rapidly, have fewer hiccups along the way, and can move on with your real estate adventure more easily.
You can stay on top of paperwork and negotiations
Did you know a realtor does more than just show and sell homes for their clients? Your real estate agent does many things to help your home sell more rapidly, from arranging for home inspections and appraisals to working with buyers when it comes to asking prices, negotiations, and home repairs. Your realtor will show you how all paperwork is to be handled — and what each form means, including those for escrow and title companies — and they will be with you every step of the way, even being in the room with you when you do your final closing.
You can avoid pitfalls of many FSBO sales
For sale by owner (FSBO) homes not only stay on the market longer than homes sold using a realtor, but they also don't sell as high. If you want to avoid the pitfalls of an FSBO home, choose a realtor who specializes in the type of home you have to help you get your home listed professionally and get open houses staged.
A real estate agent makes selling a home much easier so you get the most out of your experience. You can use the same real estate agent for selling your home to buy another one as well. The right realtor will bring you peace of mind in the home-selling adventure.
For further tips, reach out to a local realtor.